Definition of embay in English:


Line breaks: em¦bay
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbeɪ
, ɛm-/


[with object]
  • 1(Of the wind) force (a boat) into a bay: ships were embayed between two headlands
  • 2chiefly Geology Enclose (something) in a recess or hollow.
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    • These landslides were embayed by the lava that flooded the central caldera floor.
    • This landslide material was then embayed by lava when the central caldera was flooded.
    • The great escarpment is embayed by major valleys, and a belt of mountains lies between it and the coastal plain.
  • 3 (as adjective embayed) Formed into bays: the embayed island

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